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20mph: Have Your Say by 17 Oct!!

Edinburgh Council is consulting on one of the most ambitious 20mph plans of any UK city.   But the plans risk being cut back.  You can help ensure they get through – and are improved further …

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Edinburgh Bus Lane Retreat

Despite its policies to boost bus and cycle use – policies which are succeeding – Edinburgh Council is to experiment with bus lane changes which benefit private motor traffic at the expense of cycling and bus…

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Fortress Waverley

Update 15.8.14: Network Rail letter to Mark Lazarowicz MP.  Network Rail may reconsider delivery arrangements, but no timescale.   So – ask your MSPs when!!  Find them at www.writetothem.com Update 10.7.14:  Our story hits The Guardian – bike blog

Spokes has been contacted by many members and others about the Network Rail decision to ban cycling [...]

And again … Bikes ↑↑ Cars ↓↓

The May 2014 Spokes traffic census found the highest ever number of bikes and the lowest ever count of private cars.  During the 8-9am peak period more than one in every five vehicles heading for the city centre along bike-unfriendly Lothian Road was a bike, as were nearly one quarter of all citybound Forrest Road [...]

Spokes canal discussion document

[Update 9.5.14: Evening News report] The canal and its towpath are succeeding in attracting more and more users.  How can the pressures be accommodated?…

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A90 path consultation

[Updated 24.4.14 with details of temporary closures/diversions during work] Work starts soon on Section 5 of the cycleroute to the Forth Bridge, and Edinburgh Council is also consulting on section 3…

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Tramlines: take care & take action

Tramline crashes are now less frequent than in 2013, with changes to the Haymarket taxi rank and greater awareness by regular cyclists.   Nonetheless they continue.  What can be done?…

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Bike Sheds – need to know!

Early experience with use of the Spokes factsheet about bike sheds shows that many people do not realise that sheds in front gardens have to be of relatively modest proportions and acceptable to the Council’s Planning Department…

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Edinburgh Local Transport Strategy 2014-19

[Update 14.1.14: The LTS was approved today by councillors and can now be quoted as Council policy] [Update Feb 2014: There is an LTS pull-out supplement in Spokes Bulletin 118] [Update June 2104: Links added below to council progress reports on 20mph and on school streets]. The Council’s new Local Transport Strategy is a major document [...]

Meadows to Innocent

Spokes has responded to the Council consultation.  You have until 16 December to send in your own comments…

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